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Friday, Feb 15, 2019 at 10:16 AM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns to Work, Supreme Court Says

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns to Work, Supreme Court Says

The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned to work at the building for the first time since lung cancer surgery in late December. The court's press office says the 85-year-old Ginsburg... Read »

Friday, Feb 15, 2019 at 7:39 AM

Virginia Governor Asks Lawmakers to Focus on Budget 'Equity'

Virginia Governor Asks Lawmakers to Focus on Budget 'Equity'

Virginians are split over whether Gov. Ralph Northam should resign over a photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page showing people in blackface and a Ku Klux Klan robe, a new Washington Post-Schar... Read »

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 at 7:13 PM

Justin Fairfax Accuser to Detail Allegations to Prosecutors

An attorney for a woman who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in Boston nearly 15 years ago says the woman will discuss her allegations with law enforcement. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at 11:55 PM

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax's Accuser Urges Full Investigation

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax's Accuser Urges Full Investigation

The lawyer for a college professor who has accused Virginia's lieutenant governor of sexual assault sent a letter to Virginia lawmakers urging a full investigation. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 at 11:30 AM

What You Need to Know as Shutdown Deadline Nears

With less than 72 hours left to negotiate a funding agreement, lawmakers are on the clock to get President Donald Trump to approve a bipartisan proposal to keep the government funded through the fiscal year. Read »

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 at 6:48 AM

Perennial Presidential Candidate Lyndon LaRouche Dead at 96

Perennial Presidential Candidate Lyndon LaRouche Dead at 96

Lyndon LaRouche Jr., the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from federal prison, has died. He was 96. LaRouche's political action committee... Read »

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at 1:55 PM

Maryland Senate: School Boards Should Set Own Start Dates

Maryland Senate: School Boards Should Set Own Start Dates

The Maryland Senate has voted to enable local school boards to decide when public schools start. Read »

Monday, Feb 11, 2019 at 8:10 PM

Maryland Could Raise Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

Maryland could become the next state to raise its smoking age to 21 as new data shows tobacco use among teens is on the rise. Read »

Monday, Feb 11, 2019 at 6:17 PM

Staff Members Resign After Fairfax Allegations

Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has lost several staff members after two women accused him of sexual assault and much of the state's political establishment called for him to resign. Two of his three... Read »

Monday, Feb 11, 2019 at 12:21 PM

Historians Challenge Va. Gov.'s 'Indentured Servants' Remark

Historians say they were "shocked" and "mystified" when Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wrongly used the term "indentured servants" Sunday in reference to the first Africans to arrive in English North America... Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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